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Madden’s Wild Card prediction: Ravens vs. Chargers

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The Ravens are back in the playoffs after a four year drought, hosting the Los Angeles Chargers in their first home playoff game since their 2012 Super Bowl run. The 12-4 Chargers enter the postseason as a wild card because the Kansas City Chiefs snagged the divisional title.

To earn a playoff berth, Baltimore won six of their last seven games, including a down to the wire thriller at home against Cleveland to clinch the AFC North crown in Week 17. That monumental win came after a Week 16 road victory over the Chargers. In a loss, Philip Rivers threw two interceptions, and the Chargers offensive attack was stymied by a stingy Ravens D.

As a result of their recent face off, a lot of discussion has taken place over which team should be favored. Should it be Baltimore because of their comprehensive dominance in Week 16? Or should the Chargers be the favorites because they have a second chance to game plan for Lamar Jackson, a first due to his late entrance as the starter?

Rather than continuing the debate, Baltimore Beatdown’s Madden predictions series is back to simulate the results, which will be continued through out the postseason (if necessary). Watch the embedded video below for an interesting ending.